A Little Perspective

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Many times we forget how fast life fades away. We forget how quickly our time on this earth is running out. If we could only muse on the severity of God’s holiness more than what form of entertainment we will dabble in, or behold the miracle of God’s kindness more than focusing on how much my neighbor annoys me, then maybe we can start living lives that impact the world for Christ rather than our own comforts and pleasures.

Tonight while I was writing this small note, in just 5 minutes, todays death toll rose from 152,539 to 153,536! In 5 minutes of writing this post, 1,000 people breathed their last somewhere in the world, and the number is still rising. As a believer, I wondered how many of those 152,000+ who past away today were destined to hell? Or how many of those lives were wasted on minuscule priorities or vanities and chasing after the wind? I most definitely can’t say, but my heart weeps at the thought of many of them being unmarked by the blood of Christ. Further more, how is it that we can sleep at night, and not once consider the hundreds of thousands of lives that are perishing daily? Life is sacred, but to be honest, it doesn’t look like most of us treat it as such.

If you are tempted to complain, please consider the Lord and be still. If you are tempted to hate, please fight more to love one another than to strike each other (verbally or physically). Be slow to anger and quick to forgive one another, pursue each other to Godliness, and utter often, “To God be the glory” not mine, because the clock is ticking and time is running out!

Can’t we apply the same energy we use to be on time to work, also to our spiritual lives by being eager to serve the Lord?

Please pray for each other and pray for the unknown. We need more perspective in our lives.

To God be the glory.

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:44-48)

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